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    Election day roundup, 2019 City Council primary

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    What to know before turning in your ballot

    These seven candidates and three others, who did not submit photos, are running for six spots in the Moab City Council general election in November. Ballots are due today, Aug. 13.

    From left to right on the top row: Rani Derasary, M Bryon Walston, and Tawny Knuteson-Boyd. From left to right on the bottom row: Kenneth G. Minor, Cassie Patterson, Solona Jade Sisco and Kalen Jones. Not pictured: Mike McCurdy, Valarie Valenzuela, and Kendall Jenson.

    The Times-Independent asked each of the 10 candidates running for Moab City Council this year about housing, lodging, taxation, compensation, and more in lead-up to today’s election. The field of 10 will winnow to six after the votes are tallied this evening, and The Times-Independent will have live updates on the results as they come in.

    Here is a roundup of the coverage of this year’s race for Moab City Council:

    Ballots were sent to voters two weeks ago and are due back today for anyone hoping to return their signed ballot in person. Yesterday was the deadline by which to get ballots in the mail for mail-in voting. See the story for details on where ballots may be returned.

    Each of the 11 candidates who entered the race answered three questions: one about Planned Affordable Development, one about council compensation, and the other about lodging as a protected use. See those responses here.

    Later, we asked each of the candidates three housing-related questions, and seven of them responded. The candidates staked out similar ground with respect to taxing tourists and the need for higher density housing, but their positions differed on plans and promises to reach goals on those fronts.

    Follow us on moabtimes.com, our Facebook page or Twitter for live updates on primary election results tonight. Polls close at 8:00 p.m.

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